The flight time from New York to Chicago is 2 hours, 33 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LGA New York, NY 3 minutes early.
22 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 56 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
85%
United
84%
American
82%
Southwest
75%
Spirit
74%
Delta Connection
74%
SkyWest
72%
Republic
71%
JetBlue
71%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Chicago to New York
2 hours, 3 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 17m
Spirit
2h 26m
United
2h 27m
Delta
2h 29m
American
2h 37m
Republic
2h 39m
Delta Connection
2h 41m
SkyWest
2h 42m
JetBlue
2h 43m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

314

Distance

733 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
100
United
77
Southwest
39
Republic
31
SkyWest
21
JetBlue
19
Spirit
13
Delta Connection
11
Delta
2

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves New York 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 116 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Chicago 9 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 10 minutes. For example, from New York to Chicago, Southwest is 75% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 85% 15% 0%
United 84% 14% 2%
American 82% 15% 3%
Southwest 75% 19% 6%
Spirit 74% 21% 5%
Delta Connection 74% 21% 5%
SkyWest 72% 24% 4%
Republic 71% 22% 7%
JetBlue 71% 26% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York and Chicago, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 19 110 4 137
Spirit 17 114 11 146
United 20 115 10 147
Delta 21 114 12 149
American 22 116 15 157
Republic 24 121 12 159
Delta Connection 25 122 11 161
SkyWest 25 120 13 162
JetBlue 24 119 16 163

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
5am 0.33
6am 3.14
7am 2.23
8am 3.04
9am 4.39
10am 1.98
11am 2.31
12pm 2.98
1pm 2.15
2pm 2.06
3pm 2.38
4pm 4.02
5pm 3.15
6pm 3.37
7pm 2.3
8pm 2.48
9pm 2.41

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Chicago that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 1546
February 1440
March 1536
April 1651
May 1747
June 1189
July 1202
August 1273
September 1216
October 1277
November 1142
December 1108

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Chicago that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 48.8
Tuesday 49.2
Wednesday 46.6
Thursday 49.3
Friday 47.8
Saturday 29.7
Sunday 42.6

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 100
United 77
Southwest 39
Republic 31
SkyWest 21
JetBlue 19
Spirit 13
Delta Connection 11
Delta 2

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5am 12 117 10 141
6am 17 115 10 144
7am 19 116 14 153
8am 21 117 13 154
9am 24 114 11 152
10am 26 117 12 158
11am 23 116 12 155
12pm 23 115 10 151
1pm 18 117 12 149
2pm 19 117 12 151
3pm 24 118 12 158
4pm 25 118 13 160
5pm 27 120 16 167
6pm 23 115 13 155
7pm 24 116 12 154
8pm 19 112 7 142
9pm 16 113 8 140
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.